The Gong Race Information

The Gong is a 1600 metre set weights plus penalties race run by the Illawarra Turf Club in November. It is held at Kembla Grange as the feature event of the programme.

  • Race Type: Special conditions
  • Distance: 1600 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Kembla Grange Racecourse, Kembla Grange, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $1,000,000
  • Date: Saturday 25 November 2023

The Gong Race History

See the 2023 The Gong Preview and results.

See the 2022 The Gong Preview and results.

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Useful Facts

Fastest time (1600m): Riodini (2022) 1:33.57R

Interesting trivia: First held in 2019.

Past winners of The Gong

The race was run for the first time in 2019 and was won by Mr Sea Wolf

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Detonator Jack Loch Eagle Osipenko
2022 Riodini Hope In Your Heart Old Flame
2021 Count De Rupee Nudge Yamazaki
2020 Archedemus Dawn Passage Think It Over
2019 Mr Sea Wolf Quackerjack Star Of The Seas